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What should cities do to link water security to upstream basin health?

What advice would you give professionals seeking to link urban water security to upstream basin health? By Nick Michell Maria Teresa Vargas, Executive Director, Fundación Natura...

The power of social contracts in strengthening institutions

 By Declan Hearne*   As the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) gives us 15 years to achieve and maintain universal access to water, it’s easy to...

Portugal enables the human rights to water and sanitation by design

By Carolina Latorre Policies are blueprints through which we transform vision into reality. So when the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6) incorporated the human rights to safe...

How utilities can adapt cap and trade for water security

By Newsha Ajami   In 1990, the US established the world’s first ever pollution trading system, popularised as “cap and trade.” Governments sought a new way...

The young and the restless

Emerging water leaders are eager to jump ahead and set the agenda for 2050 and beyond. By Kirsten de Vette At the latest International Young...

The vital role of wastewater managers in climate action

How utilities can recover and reuse potent greenhouse gases from across the wastewater sector. By James Workman When we talk of “emissions” we tend to...

Why collaboration is key to creating water-wise cities

In a rapidly urbanising world, a lot of attention is rightly focused on the challenges surrounding transport, housing, energy and employment. Yet many cities with...

Efficiency follows equity

Australia’s experience shows how water markets can provide a useful response to escalating drought, if governments clearly define allocations in advance and ensure all...

Water markets come to town

Why city utilities are turning to new ‘tools of the trade’ to secure future flows By James Workman In June 2016, the northern California city of...

Decoding the DNA of wastewater

Per Nielsen’s research is unlocking the identity of microbial life in activated sludge and shows that understanding the functions of different bacteria can greatly optimise the...

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Realising the vision of a water sensitive city

Six cities around Australia have developed collaborative visions of what a water sensitive future looks like for them and are now working to implement these....

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Study reveals seismic water concerns for Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities in the US has completed a seismic study using updated information to analyse the performance of its drinking water system. The study...
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